Endemic Animals of Gabon








Olive-backed forest robin
Olive-backed forest robin
The olive-backed forest robin is a subspecies of the forest robin found in the Gamba Complex in southwest Gabon. It was described in 2008. The olive-backed forest robin can be separated from other subspecies of the forest robin by the combination of its olive upperparts, bright orange throat and chest, and cream-yellow belly. Its song is also distinct from other subspecies of the forest robin. Females are generally duller than males. It has not ...
been evaluated by IUCN, but has been described as locally common.
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Olive-backed forest robin
Leptodactylodon stevarti
Leptodactylodon stevarti
Leptodactylodon stevarti is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is known with certainty only from the area of its type locality, Monts de Cristal in northwestern Gabon. Only two specimens are known. However, there is an uncertain record from Equatorial Guinea that could represent this species or other, undescribed species. The specific name stevarti honours Tariq Stévart from the University of Brussels, an expert in western ...
Central African orchids who help with the fieldwork. Common name Stévart's egg frog has been coined for the species.
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Leptodactylodon stevarti
Leptopelis crystallinoron
Leptopelis crystallinoron
the area Leptopelis crystallinoron is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is endemic to Gabon and only known from the area its type locality near the Barrage de Tchimbélé in the central Monts de Cristal . Only one specimen was known until five specimens were captured in the Crystal Mountains National Park in 2009. It is probable that this species is endemic to the Monts de Cristal and that its range extends into Equatorial Guinea.
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Leptopelis crystallinoron
Werneria iboundji
Werneria iboundji
Werneria iboundji is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to Gabon and only known from its type locality, Mont Iboundji. Only two specimens are known, collected from among rocks at the edge of a plunge pool at the base of a large waterfall in lowland forest, at 560 m above sea level. It is threatened by logging, which would likely negatively affect the micro-climate—the species depends on high humidity.
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Werneria iboundji
Leptodactylodon blanci
Leptodactylodon blanci
Leptodactylodon blanci is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is endemic to Gabon and only known from its type locality, Reserve de Faune de la Lope. The specific name blanci honours Charles Pierre Blanc, a French herpetologist. Common name Lope egg frog has been coined for this species.
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Leptodactylodon blanci
Feylinia boulengeri
Feylinia boulengeri
Feylinia boulengeri is a species of skink, a lizard in the family Scincidae. The species is native to Central Africa.
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Feylinia boulengeri
French Congo worm lizard
French Congo worm lizard
The French Congo worm lizard is a worm lizard species in the family Amphisbaenidae. It is endemic to Gabon.
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French Congo worm lizard
Haug's worm lizard
Haug's worm lizard
Haug's worm lizard is a worm lizard species in the family Amphisbaenidae. It is endemic to Gabon.
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Haug's worm lizard
Sun-tailed monkey
Sun-tailed monkey
The sun-tailed monkey from Gabon is one of the least studied primates in its habitat. It was discovered as a new species in 1988, and is classified as a guenon, which is a member of the genus Cercopithecus, but was subsequently moved to the genus Allochrocebus. It is closely related to A. preussi and A. Ihoesti, which has been determined by chromosomal analysis. Sun-tailed monkeys prefer shady areas with dense vegetation. However, even after ...
small amounts of logging activity, populations can be unaffected. Much of their diet remains unknown and is still being studied, but they are known to prefer fruit. Their social groups are made up of one male and multiple females. Generally, the sun-tailed monkey is less aggressive towards related individuals, which is noteworthy because it has been found that, in other primate species, aggression rates towards related individuals are generally as high or higher than aggression rates towards non-related individuals. Within their social groups, individual monkeys show preference for their mothers over their fathers, and are overall less aggressive to other monkeys that they are associated with spatially.
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Sun-tailed monkey
Sciurocheirus makandensis
Sciurocheirus makandensis
Sciurocheirus makandensis is a species of squirrel galago native to Gabon, Africa.
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Sciurocheirus makandensis
Fusiturris amianta
Fusiturris amianta
Fusiturris amianta is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Fusiturridae. Subspecies Fusiturris amianta amianta Fusiturris amianta procera Bozzetti, 2015
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Fusiturris amianta
Echinolittorina granosa
Echinolittorina granosa
Echinolittorina granosa is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Littorinidae, the winkles or periwinkles.
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Echinolittorina granosa